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Irish Reports & Publications

Seminal Documents

HSE Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons at Risk of Abuse: National Policy and Procedures

HSE, December 2014

HSE Responding to Allegations of Elder Abuse

HSE, 2012

Review of the Recommendations of Protecting Our Future - Report of the Working Group on Elder Abuse

National Council on Ageing and Older People, 2009

Protecting Our Future: Report of the Working Group on Elder Abuse

HSE, 2002


Other Noteworthy Documents 

Open Your Eyes: HSE Elder Abuse Services 2014


18th June 2015

Open Your Eyes HSE Elder Abuse Services

HSE, 2013

Annual overview report on the regulation of designated centres for older people 2013

HIQA 2014

Protect Yourself from Elder Abuse 

Online Publication Only

HSE, 2014

Positive Ageing Starts Now: The National Positive Ageing Strategy

Department of Health, 2013

Open Your Eyes HSE Elder Abuse Services 2012

HSE, 2013

The National Carer's Strategy: Recognised, Supported, Empowered


Department of Health 2012

Open Your Eyes HSE Elder Abuse Services 2011

HSE, 2012

Report on the Rights of Older People

House of the Oireachtas, March 2012

HSE Policy and Procedures for Responding to Allegations of Extreme Self-Neglect 

HSE, 2012

Designated Centres Analysis of Inspection Findings

HIQA, 2012

HSE Final Will Making by Older People in Residential and Day Services

HSE, 2012

HSE, 2012

HSE Best Practise Guidelines for Voluntary, Not for Profit Organisations and Private Service Providers

HSE, 2012

HSE Final Senior Case Worker Case Transfer Protocol

HSE, 2012

Legal Aspects of Professional Home Care

Law Reform Commission, 2011

Towards a Restraint Free Environment in Nursing Homes

Department of Health, 2011

Open Your Eyes HSE Elder Abuse Services

HSE, 2011

"A total indifference to our dignity": Older people's understandings of elder abuse

Age Action Ireland, 2011

Consumer Protection Code 2012

The Central Bank of Ireland, 2011

Insights into Elder Abuse


Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI), 2011

Review of Consumer Protection Code, Consultation Paper CP 47

Central Bank of Ireland, 2010


National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence 2010 - 2014


COSC, 2010

In our own words: Report of the Consultation Process on the National Positive Ageing Strategy

Office for Older People, Department of Health and Children, 2010

Open Your Eyes HSE Elder Abuse Services

HSE, 2009

Bioethics: Advance Care Directives

Law Reform Commission, 2009

Implementing 'Protecting our Future' - a programme to raise awareness of elder aubse among healthcare staff

HSE, 2009

  Consultation Paper on Legal Aspects of Carers

The Law Reform Commission, 2009

Sample of Complaints Findings January-June 2009

Financial Services Ombudsman, 2009


Open Your Eyes - Elder Abuse Service Developments 2008

HSE, 2009

National Quality Standards for Residential Care Settings for Older People in Ireland

HIQA, 2009

Sample of Complaints Findings July-November 2009

Financial Services Ombudsman, 2009

Health Service Executive Resources on Elder Abuse

HSE, 2008


Baseline Statement on a National Positive Ageing Strategy

Older and Bolder, 2008

Vulnerable Adults and the Law, Report

The Law Reform Commission, 2006

Consultation Paper on Vulnerable Adults and the Law: Capacity


The Law Reform Commission, 2005

Consultation Paper on Law and the Elderly

The Law Reform Commission, 2003

Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment of Older People: An Exploratory Study

National Council on Ageing and Older People, 1998